Wanda Witch

Wanda Witch sat frowning.
Her cauldron sat a-bubbl’ng.
She’d wanted to concoct a treat;
The recipe was troubl’ng.

“Eye of newt? Skin of dog?
Dead frog’s toes and liver?”
The thought of even touching one
Made fingers shake and shiver.

She called her faithful crow;
It came, it perched, it said,
“You need a diff’rent recipe
With yummy things, instead.”

Nodding, Wanda looked around.
The coast was clear and so,
Adding this and stirring that,
Formed a tasty, sug’ry dough.

The cauldron sat, still bubbl’ng.
The crow flew to his rookery.
The witch removed a steaming pan:
Howl-een chocolate cookies.

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Created and simmered for Susanna Leonard Hill’s Halloweensie Contest.

10 thoughts on “Wanda Witch

  1. Nitin November 2, 2018 / 12:27 am

    This reminded me of Terry Pratchett’s sense of humor. So well written.

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    • Chelsea Owens November 2, 2018 / 6:08 am

      🙂 Thanks, Nitin.
      He’s a bit funnier, I think. -so hard to fit all I wanted into 100 words!

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      • Nitin November 2, 2018 / 10:53 am

        Tell me about it. I often find it extremely difficult to convey depth when I write short pieces. But maybe if I changed routes and wrote humorous pieces…

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        • Chelsea Owens November 2, 2018 / 11:30 am

          Don’t go overboard…. 😀

          I think you’d find a way to create the depth in a different manner -which may not feel like you since so much of yours is achieved through a sort of expounded rambling of details with additions.

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  2. Susanna Leonard Hill November 8, 2018 / 6:14 pm

    Love it, Chelsea! A witch who is grossed out by the usual witchly recipe ingredients and likes to make chocolate cookies instead. Truly a witch after my own heart 🙂 Thanks for joining in the Halloweensie high jinx with this fun story!

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